Renata Báez

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In some chronic pathological conditions, antigen persistence activates and expands the CD4+ CD57+ T-cell subset. The host immune response against tuberculosis infection is maintained through the continuous presence of antigen-stimulated effector/memory helper T cells. To determine whether CD4+ CD57+ T cells were also expanded in human tuberculosis, we(More)
The lectin from Amaranthus leucocarpus (ALL) is specific for N-acetyl-D-galactosamine and inhibits phagocytosis of Leishmania mexicana promastigotes in Balb/c mice peritoneal macrophages by 38%. The lipophosphoglycan (LPG) purified from L. mexicana inhibits penetration of promastigotes into peritoneal macrophages by 31%; interestingly, treatment of(More)
Adoptive immunotherapy requires the isolation of CD8+ T cells specific for tumor-associated antigens, their expansion in vitro and their transfusion to the patient to mediate a therapeutic effect. MUC1 is an important adenocarcinoma antigen immunogenic for T cells. The MUC1-derived SAPDTRPA (MUC1-8-mer) peptide is a potent epitope recognized by CD8+ T cells(More)
Amaranthus leucocarpus lectin (ALL) is specific for GalNAc residue found in the inner core of Gal beta 1,3GalNAc alpha 1,O-Ser/Thr disaccharide (T-antigen) or GalNAc alpha 1,O-Ser/Thr (Tn-antigen). Flow cytometric analysis using fluorescein-labeled lectin and monoclonal antibodies against human cell surface markers indicated that 5.7% of mononuclear cells(More)
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